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spending more than 20 years in israel. human rights watch claims the syrian regime carried out eight
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chemical attacks in the closing weeks in the battle for aleppo. leaving children dead and hundreds injured. first after theresa may and the turn of the canadian prime and asked her to hold talks with, come since he was elected u.s. president. when asked if the northern u.s. border with canada was secure, trump -- told the canadian prime minister he wanted to tweak their mutual trade relationship.
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any changes to the nafta agreement must allow for the free flow of goods and services. donald trump vowed to build it -- build bridges. i pledge toump: work with you in pursuit of our many shared interests. this includes a stronger trading relationship between the united states and canada. includes safe, efficient, and responsible border travel. and it includes close partnership on domestic and international security. anchor: the u.s. president speaking a short while ago. strapped -- is standing by. trump's predecessor met trudeau, the word bromance was thrown about. can the same word be used to describe his meeting with the canadian prime minister?
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this is never going to happen, these are two opposites. they couldn't be much more different, justin trudeau and donald trump. they have very differing points of view on some crucial issues, which doesn't really tend to be the case between heads of state, or in this case one head of state and one head of government. they tend to get along really well and tend have the same points of view on almost everything. that they don't agree upon. there won'tes know be a lot trade between canada and the united states. donald trump is not just a candidate, but also a president who has promised to renegotiate nafta, the north american free trade agreement. that includes canada, of course, and response to question a canadian journalist whether donald trump had confidence, he didn't really answer that. more than anything, when it comes to messick -- comes to
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mexico's participation, it ended up being an elephant in the room. publiclyudeau had criticized the travel immigration refugee brent -- refugee ban. justin trudeau was asked about this and he said he would not be some who would come to the united states and lecture the current government on their position, that they have very differing points of view when it comes to how to deal with an illegal immigration. >> one issue that didn't come up in those talks, the issue of michael flynn and trump's national security advisor. >> this really is the big story here in washington right now.
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donald trump managed to call upon to media outlets that had two questions. -- hes a man who endorsed is one of the closest advisers to him and had access to a lot of national security information. that michael flynn before the actual inauguration had phone calls with the russian ambassador. potentially lifting sanctions on russia after russia's incursion into ukraine. that oneomething cannot really do when you are a private citizen, which michael flynn was at the time, to have this kind of talk -- this kind of contact with the russian ambassador. in other words michael flynn may well have live to the white house. this is a man whose job is very much in the balance after over just three weeks in the trump
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administration. the question was not asked so well. we will wait until tomorrow when we have a clear answer from the white house. reporter: thank you for joining us. where an to pakistan, explosion has ripped through crowds of protesters in the eastern city of -- at least 13 people have been killed and scores more injured. but hospital officials put the death toll higher. a rally organized by chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers. responsibility was claimed for that suicide attack. moore claimed in the next report. >> rescue workers and security forces searched the area for the assembly.
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after a suicide bomber blew himself up among the crowds. >> i was passing through this area where a rally was taking place. suddenly there was a huge explosion. i have never seen a blast like that in my whole life. >> there were peaceful demonstrations. the streets were filled with hundreds of chemists. officers -- e a faction of the pakistani taliban claims responsibility. it once the attack was the start of a new campaign. security forces and religious minorities in recent years, in a statement the prime minister continued the crackdown, saying the latest attacks --
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>> we have fought this fight against terrorists amongst us, and will continue to fight it until we liberate our people of this cancer. a similar suicide bombing in late march of last year. more than 70 christians celebrating easter were killed in a public park. that attack was also claimed by -- anchor: moving on, a secret ballot carried out by the palestinian islamist movement has elected a new leader to the gaza strip. already an influential military figure. he now succeeds -- to become the second most important figure in the party. i spoke with our correspondent in jerusalem. she had this update to share. >> he was actually born in a palestinian refugee camp in southern gaza.
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he was one of the founding members of hamas's military wing, and he also set up hamas's police and intelligence unit. basically in 1989, he was jailed for allegedly killing palestinian collaborators, and he was given four life sentences. 2011hen he was released in in that prisoner exchange deal for israeli soldiers. and011 he came back to gaza became -- deputy. he is one of the main commanders , that 5014 gaza war day bloody war. he is known as a hardliner. even palestinians call him an extremist. he is opposed to the state of israel. no interest in reconciliation talks. he is also opposed to the palestinian authority.
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many believe he will take a more confrontational stance to israel and they will try to strengthen ties with iran. >> the turkish president says he wants to build a safe zone free of terrorists in syria. hopes that a safe zone will cover an area of 4000 square kilometers and will include a no-fly zone. continuing to support rebel fighters on the grounund -- let's take a listen now to a segment of erdogan's address to the nation. >> we are advancing to ofwith the soul goal cleansing of the islamic state group. after that we will move east.
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with coalition forces, we want to take the joint stem of establishing a safe zone cleansed of terrorist elements. >> the watchdog human rights watch has published its latest report on the conflict in syria. they have accused the regime of president assad of carrying out a separate chemical attacks during the final week in the siege in the northern city of aleppo. 200 people were injured by the toxic gases in the damascus regime. the playgrounds, hospitals, and residential areas are targeted. to discuss this further, i'm joined onset from the human rights watch. first of all the regime has always denied any accusations that they carried out attacks.
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your port makes the claim of innocence harder to believe. this not the first time we have seen the syrian government use these attacks. even you and appointed investigation confirmed that the syrian government forces attacks in 2014 and 2015. attacksnew now in these document it from november and december, first of all a number of attacks. there were eight attacks dropping multiple bomb sieges. what we saw was that the use of -- appeared to be coordinated with an overall military strategy. in the beginning we saw attacks in the east. the attacks moved as well, always being a step in front of the front line. this tells us it was coordinated
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and that the military commanders , those in charge of the effort to retake aleppo probably knew about these attacks. >> you found no evidence that russia was involved in that? >> we don't have any directive that russia uses anymore. what we do know is that russia was a very important part of the retake of aleppo. they were providing aerial attack. they also knew that the syrian government had used chloride before. we believe the russian government should have made sure the syrian government forces did and it is up to the russian governments. wasor: how this court compiled, how did you carry the message?
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>> we have 22 witnesses with erect of these chemical attacks. there were medical personnel, first responders, generally who whated at these sites, they told us was consistent across all of these attacks. they told us it was a very chlorine, orof cleaning detergent of the use from home. they and all the people who were close having respiratory problems, and all the signs and six -- signs and symptoms, we only know when chemical that could produce them. >> what has been the lasting impact on the community? -- usingsing cut chemicals in aleppo really did was help drive people out of the city. some people told us that they had learned how to live with
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rockets and shelling and the underground shelter. it is heavier than air, it sinks into those basements, making them potential deathtraps. to leave aleppo -- what we are really concerned about is the chemical weapons is one of the most agreed-upon weapons bans in international law, what we are really concerned about is the syrian government continuing the use of chemicals in violation of that ban, undermining that a very strong norm area -- norm. anchor: what is your message to the international communicate a -- international community? guest: the investigation has , even named the
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military units responsible for it. the security council should not take the logical step, which is to impose station -- impose sanctions. anchor: staying with syria, the country's opposition mulling over whether they will attend peace talks in kazakhstan this week. the senior relevant -- senior leaders said -- and because moscow hasn't abided by its promises to stop such violations being committed. on saturday the kazakh government has invited both the syrian government and the rebels for their meeting kicking off on wednesday. further you in peace talks are set to resume in geneva on february 23. time now for a spin through some of the days world news. killed in has been the e french alps after an
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avalanche that swept through the resort. the bodies of a 49-year-old ski instructor, a 48 year old father , and 15-year-old son, and have been retrieved from the site. other members of their party may have been buried by the snow, but those reports have proven to be false. a ruling petey democratic party. losing a referendum on constitutional reform. they seem to retake the rain monday. in the group have had an in parliamentary elections. in taiwan,n, a trip out to seeee seseasonal cherry blossssom in e center of the country has ended in tragedy. officials say 32 tourists a are dead. been treated in
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hohospitals for our injuries. next it was a shooting that shocked the world for its callousness in december. now the photograph that capture the scene of the assassination of russia's ambassador to turkey is this world's world press that is this year's world press photo prize. -- is this year's world press photo prize. >> here he is. [applause] >> a gun in his right hand, his left finger pointing up, his face contorted with rage, this altintasmevlut standing over his victim that
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won the photo competition. the photographer says his professional instinct kicked in when he witnessed the bloody scene. >> i could be wounded, maybe died. representst i have to good journalism. >> sorting through 80,000 photographs was no easy task for the judges. hisend of choosing explosive picture, saying it spoke to the hatred of our times. >> i think it is incredibly hard hitting. andas incredibly courageous had extraordinary composure. >> a total of 45 photographers won awards across eight categories, touching upon a vast array of subjects from nature to racial tensions,
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war, and immigration. >> it is time once again for the business news. i'm joined once again by delon wright -- guest: good evening. the future of the north american free trade of -- free trade agreement was top of the agenda. prime minister justin trudeau laid the importance of nafta on the canadian economy. while president trump thou to build -- vowed to build bridges he spoke about getting a free trade deal -- president trump: our relationship with canada is outstanding and we are going to work to make it even better. border isthe southern concerned, we are going to make it fair. soare going to make it everybody is happy. it's very important to me. >> the european union is
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predicting stronger growth across member states for 2017. they are expected to achieve a growth rate of 1.6 percent this year, but the european commission wants risk from an eventual breast good -- eventual brexit. politicalwith several storms hitting the world's largest economy, europe has analyzed the data to give its best guest at forecasting the financial climates in the months to come. the brexit vote has proved less harmful than expected, as the u.k. economy has proved resilience. the commission revised its forecast for 2017. the brexit effect has been delayed, rather than avoided. decision to lack of invest in actual investment, the results are expected to impact those investments made into 2017. >> a lack of clarity continues
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to be the biggest cause of uncertainty however. to commission is waiting hear donald trump's plans on key policy areas, including banking regulations, tax, and corporation. position on trade policy may damage international trade. also rising in u.s. interest rates and a stronger-than-expected dollar could hurt some emerging market economies. tothe eurozone is expected grow by 1.6% this year, rising to 1.8% in 2018. germany and france are both upset at the city growth in this period. facing largest economies disruptive general elections in a climate where many citizens are revolting against globalization and the status quo. >> the governor of the bank of france is warning that a french exit from the european union would cost the country 30 billion euros a year.
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the idea of a brexit has been fought by far right leader. she is promised to hold a referendum in the eu if she wins the presidency. last week's france most senior european central bank official said -- with high unemployment and inflation. >> if we have to leave the eurozone, financing it would cost over 30 billion euros per year. the 30 billion euros is an abstract some for audiences. example,ou a concrete the annual budget of french defense. uk's key business lobby has warned the british government not to play favorites when it begins brexit negotiations. sectors in the country have been divided to high, medium, and low
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priority areas. leaving any industry behind would have affects for others. around 500 workers and american mean -- and american machinery have been protesting outside brussels. the group are calling for political support from european authorities after caterpillar announced layoffs. >> we feel abandoned by politicians. we don't even mention out companies boxes because what they're doing to us is disgusting. we are ready to negotiate. we want politicians to understand we are not dead. >> taking a look at how the markets entered the session in europe, we did see gains across the board this monday. over half aay of percent, over 1%.
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strong gains on the frankfurt dax on the} we are seeing stocks trade at record highs, indicating investors remain bullish on donald trump's economic agenda. the dow jones currently of 8/10 of 1% on this hour. china's largest populated developer is setting its sights on european banks. the move would diverse if i the company from its real estate business. it could beat germany's bank. the financial sector coming a studios --production an unlimited data plan has been unveiled by verizon. toy have priced their offer $80 per month. the move indicates for eisen's acknowledgment that consumers want to string video without worrying about exceeding --
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reform thewitzerland country's tax system. the referendum was backed by the business community as it was risingd to prevent taxes before investors. the government needs to return to the drawing board. switzerland has come under pressure from the eu and countries over the special tax haven given to foreign multinationals. that is it for me, i will hand it back to you. anchor: time for a quick break. back with more world news and analysis across the blowed in just a few minutes. -- across the globe in just a few minutes.
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